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Dixon, Ill Police Recover Stockpile of Guns, Ammunition


Dixon, Ill police say a survivalist took it one step too far when they found guns and ammunition inside his home, located in the 500 block of S. Lincoln Ave.

A shocking stockpile of weapons: guns, knives, homemade silencers and modified bullets.

Police say 32-year-old Jeramie Burmeister was hoarding weaponry and other items, like a homemade bulletproof vest, signifying that he was preparing for battle.

"This is the first time in my career I've seen this," said Sgt. Matt Richards, Dixon Police.

While police don't believe anyone was in danger, all of the guns and bullets were being stored in Burmeister's RV, parked across the street from a Dixon elementary school.

"We were just concerned about his intentions," Richards said. "The normal person doesn't stockpile this much ammunition, firearms. They just don't."

Richards says Burmeister is a survivalist -- someone who was preparing for disaster.

"He had food, medical supplies, extra clothing. He had compasses, rain gear, extra boots."

Still, police say this survivalist was so prepared for danger that he became a danger himself.

Burmeister is facing four class 3 felonies and two class A misdemeanor charges because he didn't have a license to own guns.

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